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Conceptual Physical Science, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Paul G. Hewitt, John A. Suchocki, Leslie A. Hewitt

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Sep 29, 2011

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&>®—the most advanced physics homework and tutorial system available. This engaging text takes learning physical science to a new level by combining Hewitt's leading conceptual approach with a friendly writing style, strong integration of the sciences, more quantitative coverage, and a wealth of media resources to help professors in class, and students out of class. It provides a conceptual overview of basic, essential topics in physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy with optional quantitative coverage.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: About Science

Part 1: Physics

1. Equilibrium and Linear Motion

2. Newton's Laws of Motion

3. Momentum and Energy

4. Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites

5. Projectile and Satellite Motion

6. Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics

7. Heat Transfer and Change of Phase

8. Electrostatics and Electric Current

9. Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

10. Waves and Sound

11. Light


Part 2: Chemistry

12. Atoms and the Periodic Table

13. The Atomic Nucleus

14. Elements of Chemistry

15. How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract

16. Mixtures

17. How Chemicals React

18. Two Types of Chemical Reactions

19. Organic Compounds


Part 3: Earth Science

20. Rocks and Minerals

21. Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Interior

22. Shaping the Earth’s Surface

23. Geologic Team–Reading the Rock Record

24. The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects       

25. Driving Forces of Weather


Part 4: Astronomy

26. The Solar System

27. The Stars

28. Cosmology


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$86.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77659-4